It’s back folks! ZOOLU returns for its 24th year, and it’s slated to be bigger than ever. Returning to the Metropolitan for its third straight year means lots of activities are in the work. This year, ZOOLUS welcomes headliners Boombox Cartel [Saturday, Feb. 10] and Steve Aoki on Lundi Gras [Monday, Feb. 12]. Joining them is Whipped Cream and Said the Sky [Feb. 10], plus Grandtheft and Max Styler [Feb. 12].
ZOOLU is one of Disco Donnie Presents longest running parties, spanning a little over two decades. The event originated long before electronic music became such an American staple. This event, which takes its name from the Zulu Mardi Gras parade, started in 1995 at the State Palace where it maintained it’s run as one of the region’s most well known and well-loved dance parties.
Don’t forget to purchase tickets for both events!
Check out some of the Soundcloud links below by the headliners and openers!
Mexico-born producers Americo & Jorge took over the electronic scene just a few years ago. Their most recognized hit, “Supernatural” garnered attention from artists far and wide as EVERYONE seemed to play it in their sets, prior to its official release. Their most recent release, Cartel EP, is featured below.
Up next is cake-smashing Steve Aoki, who returns to New Orleans for 2018’s Lundi Gras. The electro-house musician has collaborated with many artists since he began making music in 2012, including Afrojack, Lil Jon, Chris Lake, and more. Recently, the producer just dropped a hip-hop album titled KOLONY, included below.
As the growing producer embarks on her tour “Genesis” Whipped Cream’s name is becoming more recognized. Her 2018 features some huge accomplishments: touring with NGHTMRE & Slander in April, multiple upcoming festival performances, and artist collaborations.
Said the Sky
Said the Sky’s melodic live instrumental sound is becoming increasingly popular today. The Colorado native continues to bring a fresh perspective to his music.
Canadian-based artist Grandtheft that establishes himself as an “eclectic custom” sound artist. He primarily plays his own tracks and remixes live; so, be prepared for a unique show experience!
Lastly, Max Styler joins Steve Aoki for his Kolony North American tour. His bouncy rhythms is a must-listen for those that love to dance!
Listen to this throwback mix from the first ever ZOOLU: